Coordinated Intake System Project Manager

Civil Justice

Location

Remote + Travel within Maryland

Category

Attorney, Other Staff

Posted

September 16, 2022

Type

Full-Time

Description/Duties

Civil Justice, Inc. (CJ), in collaboration with the United Way of Central Maryland (UWCM), is launching a Coordinated Intake System initiative for Access to Counsel in Evictions in Maryland (CIS-ACE). The CIS-ACE system will provide a central system for Maryland tenants to apply for legal representation in eviction matters and be referred to legal services providers. Tenants, who will access the CIS-ACE system through phone and/or an online client portal, will be referred to legal services organizations through an online referral platform. Funded by the Maryland Legal Services Corporation (MLSC), the CIS-ACE initiative is an exciting opportunity to work at the intersection of technology and legal services.

Overview: The Project Manager (PM) will lead and manage CJ’s work on the CIS-ACE initiative. The PM will be responsible for synchronizing the efforts of the many teams and stakeholder groups that will contribute to the success of the CIS-ACE initiative. The PM will handle key relationships with stakeholders and vendors in the justice ecosystem to keep them apprised and engaged in CIS efforts. This position reports to CJ’s Executive Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Champion the CIS-ACE effort and develop support for the program;
  • Manage all elements of coordinated intake planning, launch, and statewide expansion;
  • Work intensively with stakeholders, including staff of the UWCM, A2J Tech, MLSC, leadership and staff of legal services organizations, and tenant organizations;
  • Meet with stakeholders in the justice ecosystem to keep them apprised and engaged in CIS-ACE efforts;
  • Oversee the work of the CIS-ACE Program Coordinator and other CJ staff working on this initiative;
  • Collaborate with UWCM to ensure that the UWCM Community Resource Specialists receive the training, materials, and support needed to make appropriate, timely referrals of Marylanders in need of access to counseling in evictions to legal services organizations;
  • Prepare written deliverables for grants, including memoranda, reports, illustrative charts, and data-tables;
  • Manage conflict and challenges with a high degree of diplomacy and open-mindedness;
  • Monitor progress of CIS-ACE implementation and make programmatic adjustments as needed; and
  • Other duties as required.

Skills/Qualifications

  • A Juris Doctor degree or at least four years of legal, government, or policy work experience;
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred but not required;
  • Three or more years of management experience preferred;
  • Knowledge of housing-related laws and regulations preferred;
  • Experience working on digital platforms and in virtual environments;
  • Ability to travel throughout the state to meet with stakeholders;
  • Strong writing and research skills;
  • Ability to develop and manage a detailed project schedule and work plan;
  • Strong communication and facilitation skills;
  • Comfort presenting frequently to a variety of groups and in a range of settings, often on short notice;
  • Ability to balance competing demands effectively and efficiently;
  • Ability to work collaboratively on a team, as well as to take initiative and manage projects independently;
  • Willingness to serve as a thought partner to CJ colleagues; and
  • Strong commitment to the professional development of supervisees.

Compensation

The salary range for this position is $75,000 – $80,000, dependent on experience. Remote work locations with a flexible work schedule will be considered.

CJ offers a benefits package including:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance;
  • Retirement with employer contributions;
  • 3 weeks paid vacation;
  • 2 weeks sick leave;
  • 12 paid holidays; and
  • 2 paid floating holidays.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should apply by sending a resume, cover letter detailing the candidate’s qualifications and interest in this opportunity, and a writing sample to: cj@civiljusticenetwork.org. No phone calls or recruiters, please.